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JEREMY’S LONG DRIVE IS ALL PART OF THE JOB

  • January 3, 2018
JEREMY’S LONG DRIVE IS ALL PART OF THE JOB

Castle Stuart Golf Links may be closed for the winter, but the work doesn’t stop. Director of Golf Jeremy Matte will spend much of January in his native US promoting the course and the wider Highlands to potential visitors and also taking the best ideas from other clubs back to Scotland. Starting on 9 January, Jeremy will spend 14 days, travelling hundreds of miles, touring golf facilities in South Carolina and Florida. Beginning at Hilton Head National on Hilton Head Island, his hectic schedule includes the Arnold Palmer-designed Wexford Plantation, Colleton River club, the historic...

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SEAN WARMS TO DUBAI CAREER MOVE

  • December 13, 2017
SEAN WARMS TO DUBAI CAREER MOVE

From the Scottish Highlands to the Pacific northwest and now the Middle East desert, Sean Gunn’s career learning curve continues to rise. He began 2017 at the leading golf resort at Bandon Dunes in Oregon and will welcome in the new year at the world-renowned Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. In between, he returned home to the internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness, which enjoyed its busiest ever year. Sean has worked at Castle Stuart, a four-time Scottish Open host, for four years, having gained a Diploma in Sports Coaching and a BA in Sports Management at Inverness...

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GORDON IS KING OF THE CASTLE WITH OPEN VICTORY

  • November 13, 2017
GORDON IS KING OF THE CASTLE WITH OPEN VICTORY

Loch Ness Golf Club’s Gordon Grant is the new Castle Stuart Local Open champion in a record-breaking year for the competition. Gordon topped the field of 12 golfers who contested the final over the four-time Scottish Open course, winning by one point in a closely-fought match. The 9-handicapper notched 36 Stableford points to earn a narrow victory over nearest rivals Scott Duff (Strathpeffer Golf Club), Keith Dinwoodie (Inverness GC) and Muir Morton (Alness GC), who all finished on 35 points. Consistency was the key to Gordon's victory, scoring at least one point on each hole, the only...

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SWING BY OUR SHOP SALE FOR A GOLFING BARGAIN

  • November 8, 2017
SWING BY OUR SHOP SALE FOR A GOLFING BARGAIN

Hopefully it has been a season to be jolly about this year. And, with Christmas approaching, what better way to look forward to 2018 than picking up a bargain in the Castle Stuart golf shop. Our end of season sale has some great deals like these Oscar Jacobson Bradley jumpers (pictured), which have been reduced from £85 to £45. Other items are up to 50 per cent off. Call in to the shop to see for yourself and pick up some new gear. Or, if the choice is too much, Christmas vouchers are also available. We are open from 10am to 4pm daily until Sunday, 19th November, after which the shop...

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CAPACITY FIELD FOR CASTLE STUART LOCAL OPEN QUALIFYING

  • November 2, 2017
CAPACITY FIELD FOR CASTLE STUART LOCAL OPEN QUALIFYING

A capacity field of more than 200 golfers will battle it out this weekend to earn a place in the final of the seventh annual Castle Stuart Men’s Local Open. Qualifying events for the tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday, with 208 players taking part over the two days. Such is the popularity of the event that booking was opened earlier and, with all spaces filled, a waiting list is operating. Played over the championship course where the European Tour has staged four Scottish Opens, the event is open to golfers living in the IV, KW and PH19 – PH41 postcode areas. The...

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AWARD CAPS RECORD-BREAKING YEAR AT CASTLE STUART

  • November 2, 2017
AWARD CAPS RECORD-BREAKING YEAR AT CASTLE STUART

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links As our season draws to a close, it was wonderful for everyone at Castle Stuart to be recognised in the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards to cap a record-breaking year. Castle Stuart was shortlisted in five categories and ultimately was rewarded in the best value (over £100) category, underlining our value for money. It means a lot to us to be recognised as the whole team here works tirelessly on a day to day basis to achieve great service on and off the course. That service has helped us achieve our best visitor numbers ever this...

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LIMITED SPACES LEFT FOR CASTLE STUART LOCAL OPEN QUALIFYING

  • September 26, 2017

The seventh annual Castle Stuart Men’s Local Open is heading for a capacity field with just a few slots left for the end-of-season competition. Qualifying events for the tournament will be held on Saturday, 4 November and Sunday, 5 November. Such is the popularity of the event that booking was opened earlier than ever and all 104 places have been filled for Saturday, with just a limited number left for the following day. Played over the championship course where the European Tour has staged four Scottish Opens, the event is open to golfers living in the IV, KW and PH19 – PH41 postcode...

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YORK AND GILL TRIUMPH AT CASTLE STUART OPEN

  • September 22, 2017
YORK AND GILL TRIUMPH AT CASTLE STUART OPEN

Stefanie Whyte, Castle Stuart’s administration and marketing manager The third Highland Ladies Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links was a highly successful event with a capacity field contesting the title. In all 20 team from throughout the region competed over the four-time Scottish Open venue. The wining pair were Chris York (Nairn) and Jenny Gill (Inverness) who finished with an impressive 47 Stableford points. That was four points more than runners-up Aileen Wilson and Karen MacKay (Fortrose and Rosemarkie). Anne Sangster and Cathryn Field (also from Fortrose and Rosemarkie) finished...

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‘SPEED DATING’ TO SELL CASTLE STUART AND THE HIGHLANDS TO US TOUR OPERATORS

  • June 27, 2017
‘SPEED DATING’ TO SELL CASTLE STUART AND THE HIGHLANDS TO US TOUR OPERATORS

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links For any golf club keen to develop their profile in the North American market, Miami is the place to be over the next few days. Attending the 9th North American Golf Tourism Convention is a full-on whirlwind of meetings with tour operators that provides an unparalleled opportunity to promote Castle Stuart as a must-play venue and the Highlands as a major golf destination. This huge gathering is organised by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the global trade organisation for the golf tourism industry...

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DUKE’S SHIELD TEAMS END DUAL IN THE SUN AT CASTLE STUART

  • May 30, 2017
DUKE’S SHIELD TEAMS END DUAL IN THE SUN AT CASTLE STUART

John ‘The Duke’ Sutherland My return flight to the US this week seemed longer than usual having failed to recapture the annual Duke’s Shield. But the result was always secondary to being able to enjoy a couple of stunning days in the Scottish Highlands playing two of the country’s finest links courses in glorious sunshine. This regular trip with 16 golfing friends is a highlight in the calendar, and when the weather is kind, as it was at Castle Stuart and Nairn for our two-day competition, there is no better place to be. The Dukes Shield started as a friendly Ryder Cup-style...

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